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Taking a Moment

Born to parents with opposite temperaments, Ariane Curtin-Bowen asks herself whether she takes after her mother or her father.


Cat Sitting

Grace Tamlyn vacillates between compassion and ambivalence. She raises the question, can you care for someone even if they never care back?


The Same Way

Caroline Rex-Waller follows the suggestion of a popular girl in school and regrets what happens next.

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This House Feels like a Home

When Eleanor Nicolás was a child, her family moved so frequently that Eleanor told her parents where she herself had decided to grow up.



Chloë Isis makes it through the Maine winters, because the summers are so sweet.


Where my eyes should go

Malcolm Brooks finds he cannot grasp beauty in its complexity and detail. Especially when the beauty lies in his beloved Barbara.


Drivers Ed Blues

Chloë Isis tells what it took her to get her license.



That necklace was more than jewelry. There’s more to something than what you see.


Everywhere I Want to Be

Utah, Cuba, Italy, and Newfoundland may seem so different from one another, but to Lucas Fischer they all share something: they are all hard to leave.